Candidate for Mitcham and Morden
A state secondary school English teacher for thirteen years, a Media Arts university tutor during the completion of my doctorate, and now a trainee caseworker for a local user-led deaf and disabled people's organisation, as well as a carer for my father, I first lived in the Mitcham and Morden constituency in the late 70s and early 80s, and returned in 2013 when I was lucky enough to move into the property in which my grandparents and father were the first council tenants.
The area has much to commend it, but it is clear to see that the combination of a somewhat complacent Labour-led council and a long-serving Labour MP has resulted in a kind of inertia. Since moving here, I have been compelled to take an active interest in: the controversial mass transfer of housing stock to housing associations such as Clarion; the dearth of truly affordable housing; the questionable outsourcing of waste management to Veolia; the dubious outsourcing of the management of our green spaces to idverde; the illegal levels of air pollution that harm residents and visitors; the council’s insistence upon raising revenue by allowing arguably inappropriate events to be held in certain green spaces; the various problematic proposals to 'reconfigure' healthcare provision; the unforgivable cuts to Adult Social Care; and the much-discussed but much-delayed regeneration of Morden town centre.
In short, I work hard to hold elected representatives to account, and am determined to help make the constituency a better place for residents and visitors alike.
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